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Child & Adolescent Development

Some Child and Adolescent Development Subject Search Terms

Try to make the most of the catalog’s subject headings.  The following subject headings will be useful in finding books or ebooks about your research topic on psychological issues. 

To get started, just combine them to your topic term and do a keyword search in the Library Catalog.

  • Case studies
  • Mental health services
  • Social life and customs
  • Mental health
  • Psychological aspects
  • Psychology
  • Sex differences
  • Age Factors
  • Cross-cultural studies
  • Public opinion (what does the general public think about a particular issue)
  • Attitudes (what does a specific gropus think about anything)
  • Economic aspects (goes with topics like child care, drug abuse)
  • Economic conditions (goes with places and groups of people)

For example, if your topic was something like FOSTER CARE, you might want to do a simple keyword search using foster care case studies in order to find books in our catalog that will cover specific cases of children in foster care.


Using OneSearch, you can find books, journal articles, dissertations/theses, and much more that are available through the SJSU library. You can also link to resources at the San Jose Public Library and all of the California State University libraries.

OneSearch Catalog

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Use Interlibrary Loan for Special Requests

Can't find what you're looking for in our Catalog?  If so, then use Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) to special order your request.

Interlibrary Loan (sometimes called document delivery) is a service whereby SJSU Library patrons can borrow books, videos, DVDs, sound recordings, microfilm, or receive electronic copies of articles in journals that are owned by another library. 

How to place a request:

  • Placing an Interlibrary Loan Request: First you will need an ILLiad account to place requests. To create an account, go to the ILLiad website and log in using your SJSUOne ID and password.
  • Request Limits: There are no request limits. 
  • Cost: Most requests are free. SJSU Library does pay for most ILLiad costs but if a library has high lending fees, we will contact you in advance to confirm whether or not you are willing to pay the fees. 
  • Waiting Period: In most cases, physical items such as books, videos, DVDs, sound recordings, and microfilms, are received in 7 to 10 business days. Electronic copies of articles usually take 2 to 3 business days.  There is no guarantee that the requested material will be located.